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Burnin Chicago Will Bring Great Blues To Thudpuckers

Fri., April 14, 1995, midnight

Thadeus T. Thudpuckers will depart from its usual regimented entertainment schedule on Sunday to host Chicago blues sextet Burnin Chicago.

Formerly known as the Burnin Chicago Blues Machine, the upbeat, fat, brassy-sounding band is anchored by the talents of several veteran blues musicians.

Singer/guitarist James Johnson and keyboardist Jim Dortch had stints recording and touring with Koko Taylor. Bassist John Caldwell and tenor saxophonist Mozack Milton both played for a time with Otis Clay. Trumpeteer Danny Boney was a musical force behind Junior Wells and James Cotton.

Burnin Chicago doesn’t tour the Northwest often, so if you like the blues, you won’t want to miss this well-rooted, talented act.

Tim Langford, lead vocalist and guitarist for Too Slim and the Taildraggers, will open.

His band, which recently returned from a blues festival in Europe, was just named by the Pacific Northwest Blues Society as the region’s best blues band.

Music begins at 9 p.m. The cover is $5. Bring your ID.

Elsewhere in the night

Does it seem like Seattle’s Sweet Water, which plays Outback Jack’s tonight, has been missing in action for a while?

Well, it has. And for good reason. Sweet Water recently completed its second album, called “Superfriends.”

“Superfriends” was produced by Dave Jerden, who produced such bands as Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction.

The release will land in stores sometime in July, but you can hear some of the songs from “Superfriends” tonight.

Popsickle and Washaway World open.

Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $8. Bring your ID.

On Saturday, the Manito Masonic Temple, 2725 S. Grand, will be the site for an all-ages show.

The lineup includes six noisy local bands: Fatty Lumpkin, Velvet Pelvis, Cringe, Loaded, Oil Filter and Cause.

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $4.

If you were planning to attend the Everclear concert Saturday night at the Big Dipper, better plan something else. Everclear has canceled.

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